Rough fourth inning costs Missouri baseball team

Sunday, April 10, 2011 | 5:58 p.m. CDT

One big inning cost the Missouri baseball team.

No. 23 Oklahoma State scored five runs in the fourth inning to beat the Tigers 7-3 on Sunday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.

Missouri pitcher Jeff Emens, who came in to relieve starter Dusty Ross, allowed five straight hits and suffered the loss. The game was tied a 2 going into the fourth inning.

Blake Brown and Jonah Schmidt hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning for the Tigers (13-19, 1-7). Schmidt and Conner Mach finished with three hits apiece.

Designated hitter Dane Phillips led the Cowboys (24-8, 8-4) two hits and four RBIs.



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